In what was shocking and unbelievably sad news LPGA player Erica Blasberg died at the age of 25 last May and now after months a cause of death has been determined. You can find out more about Erica, what caused her death and her career as a golfer below which includes some pictures and a video of Blasberg too.
Last may 25 year old Erica Blasberg, who is an LPGA player, was found dead in her apartment in Henderson, Nevada. After an investigation that has taken over four months her death has been ruled a suicide. The coroners office has officially said that Erica died of asphyxia coupled with the presence of toxic levels of prescription medication. This is heartbreaking news in an already unbelievable situation, our thoughts go out to her family and friends.
Blasberg was born and raised in Orange County, California and was the epitome of a California girl. Loving golf since she was a child Erica competed in and was a medalist at the 2000 U.S Junior Girls Amateur Championship at the age of 15. She attended the University of Arizona where as a freshman she racked up quite a few honors, which says a lot about her skills. Not only was she ranked the #1 college player as a freshman but she was also named Golfweek’s 2003 Player of the Year, NGCA Freshman of the Year and Pac-10 Player of the Year. In 2004 she was on the U.S. Curtis Cup team, which was a winning team that year.
After her sophomore year of college Erica took the plunge and decided to go pro, this was after she had complied six victories while in school that year. With her ability to be a solid ball striker who had a repeatable swing, which she learned from her father, Erica was ready to take the golf world by storm. It was later that fall that Blasberg qualified for the LGPA. Unfortunately being a part of the elite women’s golf league turned out to be more of a struggle than Erica anticipated.The highest she ever finished on the money list was 94th.
She may not have had as much success on the course as she hoped for during her professional career but she did use her talents and beautiful looks to gain a nice endorsement deal with Puma. In 2006 she singed a deal with Puma to wear their clothing and she looked pretty darn hot in their clothes too.
LPGA Player Erica Blasberg died at the young age of 25 and her death has been ruled a suicide. Her life and golf career cut way too short.
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